Blinds: 15,000-30,000 w/5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 8
Clayton Jiang was among the shorter stacks when the Event 23 final table started but thanks to some patient play, he is nearing 1,000,000 with a double through Brian Altman serving as his primary source of chip income.
Altman opened for 60,000 from early position and Jiang defended his big blind. Jiang checked the A♦J♣3♥ flop and Altman continued for 45,000. Jiang called and the two players checked the A♠ turn. The 10♠ came on the river and Jiang checked again. Altman moved all-in for effectively 315,000 and Jiang called immediately with A♥7♠ for turned trips.
Altman’s K♥10♥ was no good and he is down to about 600,000. Altman, Josh Evans, and Hilary Hin Cheung are packed together at the bottom of the leaderboard, with neither player having more than 20 big blinds.